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i have around 100-150 left for a water cooling kit, before i went and bought one i would like you guys opinion on a semi decent WC kit (complete) for around that price, i have never oc before so therefore never used a WC kit, so please try too find one that is reletively easy too hook up. thank you
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post #2 of 11
You could buy the thermaltake big water kit or something along those lines, or you could even build your own custom kit out of readily available parts. The big water is very easy to install and comes with everything needed to get you in the water cooling business.
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You could buy a kit, but I highly recommend that you buy the parts yourself to assemble the w/c set up.

Custom w/c set up, just like a custom computer, is better than what you could get in a retail kit. It's just like building the comp. yourself instead of buying a pre-built.
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post #4 of 11
Ya if your not looking for a custom water-cooling system thats cheap go with the bigwater. IMHO i would go with the Big typhoon though because that will probably give u just about the same temps as the Bigwater at a fraction of the cost (unless you want your rig quiet)
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Originally Posted by Zipnogg
You could buy a kit, but I highly recommend that you buy the parts yourself to assemble the w/c set up.

Custom w/c set up, just like a custom computer, is better than what you could get in a retail kit. It's just like building the comp. yourself instead of buying a pre-built.
ya and u cant over clock a WC KIT.... but u can "overclock" a custom kit!
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post #6 of 11
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if i did in fact build one from scratch what ALL would i need too buy, individually? can someone please include all parts i would need, and would it be possible too build one for the price specs i listed above that would be equally good as a pre-built one?
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post #7 of 11
DeathONator's Guide

Scroll down to Cost Breakdown.

EDIT: As mentioned before, a prebuilt one won't do you much more good than a Big Typhoon. Cheap prebuilt water < Nice Air. Period. Use nice parts (Dual HC, 1/2" tubing, +300gph pump) and you'll fly...
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post #8 of 11
Dual HC: $14 Autozone
Swiftech Apogee $40 www.jab-tech.com
Hydor L30 $37 www.marinedepot.com
10 FT of 1/2" ID tubing ~$6 www.homedepot.com
Swiftech Hydrex additive ~$3 www.xoxide.com
Some worm drive clamps ~$4 at most hardware stores
1/2" OD T fitting $1
2x120mm fans ~$20
Add up tax and shipping, and it comes out to around $110.
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is the hydor l30 any good? or would it be better to buy the cmp655?
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Thread Starter 
exactly what am ilooking for at aquarium supplies?
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